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Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

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Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom. Posted on January 15, 2014 by Colin Stapp · instructor presence. To read more on this visit the Faculty Focus website ...
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Good article giving a major reason students feel instructor presence is essential in an online learning environment.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 4, 2015 3:32 PM

When you are teaching online you must know how to make your presence known to the students.   They must know you are there and you care!  This article runs down the basics.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:50 PM

These dimensions of "presence" are applicable to hybrid and online professors.

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Chinese Technology Company Develops Affordable Telepresence Robot - Telepresence Options

Chinese Technology Company Develops Affordable Telepresence Robot - Telepresence Options | Telepresence | Scoop.it
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Chinese Technology Company Develops Affordable Telepresence Robot
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GUANGZHOU, CHINA--When face-to-face communication is impossible, voice with video communication is the next best thing.
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An interesting, high tech gadget.  I don't really understand the necessity of the person on the other end of the conference to be able to move around the room, however, it is interesting to see what they are coming up with.

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Elizabeth Frisbie's comment, July 23, 2014 4:52 PM
Interesting article. I agree with you that I don't see the need for them to be able to move around the room, but interesting none the less!
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PadBot, a Telepresence Robot. Cool, Fun, Affordable. Buddy for iPad,Android Pad - Telepresence Options

PadBot, a Telepresence Robot. Cool, Fun, Affordable. Buddy for iPad,Android Pad - Telepresence Options | Telepresence | Scoop.it
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PadBot, a Telepresence Robot. Cool, Fun, Affordable. Buddy for iPad,Android Pad
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PadBot is a telepresence robot.
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Another article on the "PadBot."  This article highlights the potential uses of this technology.  Interesting, but I am not sure how willing many companies would be to purchase this technology.

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Elizabeth Frisbie's comment, July 23, 2014 4:53 PM
I agree, I feel like it would be a investment that would have to be tested first. The idea is pretty fun though I could see this being used in many different situations.
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Does teaching presence matter in a MOOC? Virtual Canuck

Does teaching presence matter in a MOOC? Virtual Canuck | Telepresence | Scoop.it
The study concluded that teacher presence had no significant relation to course completion, most badges awarded, intent to register in subsequent MOOCs or course satisfaction. This is of course bad news for teacher's ...
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I don't know if I truly agree with this article.  I like the fact that it is at the opposite end of the spectrum regarding teacher presence in an online course.  It made me think.

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Communication and Engagement: Student Perspectives

Students discuss why/when they communicate with their instructors, discussion forums, instructor feedback, and instructor presence in their online courses.
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A nice video showing what online learners use their instructor for.

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